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Radical Self
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Burning Man Training Camp

Postby Radical Self » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:57 am

So if a training camp was put together for Burning Man, like over a weekend, what skills would need to be trained? For example, learning to bathe oneself with only a sprayer and an evap pond. And how to figure out W=VxA for powered equipment. Now you go.

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Re: Burning Man Training Camp

Postby BBadger » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:04 am

You know, if you need to train for something like this, maybe this event is too much for you.
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Re: Burning Man Training Camp

Postby captain mcguiver » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:10 am

Have your friend pull one critical component out of your car at random. Then set a timer. You have 1 hour to figure out what's wrong with your "Art Car".

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Re: Burning Man Training Camp

Postby Turtleburp » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:02 am

BBadger wrote:You know, if you need to train for something like this, maybe this event is too much for you.


No no no that is the training for Eplaya...

to train for the event have your friends shake flour over you every time you leave your bedroom door open
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Re: Burning Man Training Camp

Postby plantmandan » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:57 am

Very good topic. This could go on for a while. Here are a couple of exercises that would be appropriate:

1) Set up your tent and shade structure. Then, have a friend come by and break one of your tent poles and two legs of your shade structure. Then, rebuild them both. Repeat a few times.

2) Take two car loads worth of stuff and pack it all into one car. Drive around the block for eight hours and unpack your car. Then don't eat, drink, or sleep for 24 hours. Finally, repack your car and drive around the block for twelve hours, preferably during the hottest time of the day.

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Re: Burning Man Training Camp

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:12 am

It's a fucking party in teh desert. Do not over-think this. You will fail.

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Re: Burning Man Training Camp

Postby Lonesomebri » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:28 am

stolen from craigslist last year-

-Stack all your fans in one corner of the room. Put on your most fabulous outfit. Turn the fans on full blast. Dump a vacuum cleaner bag in front of them.
-Buy a new set of expensive camping gear. Break it.
-Tear down your house. Put it in a truck. Drive 10 hours in any direction. Put the house back together. Invite everyone you meet to come over and party. When they leave, follow them back to their homes, drink all their booze, and break things.
-Lean back in a chair until that point where you're just about to fall over, but you catch yourself at the last moment. Hold that position for 9 hours.
-Only use the toilet in a house that is at least 3 blocks away. Drain all the water from the toilet. Only flush it every 3 days. Hide all the toilet paper.
-Set your house thermostat so it's 50 degrees for the first hour of sleep and 100 degrees the rest of the night.
-Cut, burn, electrocute, bruise, and sunburn various parts of your body. Forget how you did it. Don't go to a doctor.
-Don't sleep for 5 days. Take a wide variety of hallucinogenic/emotion altering drugs. Pick a fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend.
-Pay an escort of your affectional preference subset to not bathe for five days, cover themselves in glitter, dust, andsunscreen, wear a skanky neon wig, dance close naked, then say they have a lover back home at the end of the night.
-Shop at Wal-mart, Cost-Co, and Home Depot until your car and trailer are completely packed with stuff. Tell everyone that you're going to a "Leave-No-Trace" event. Empty your car into a dumpster.
-Roast and give away 1,000 hotdogs to strangers while singing your favorite obscure Tom Lehr songs.
-Walk around your neighborhood and knock on doors until someone offers you cocktails and dinner. Or acid.
-Leave a nice couch on the side of the highway.
-Parade around naked and then complain that someone is 'oggling' you.
-Get so drunk you can't recognize your own house. Walk slowly around the block for 5 hours. Tell your boss you aren't coming to work this week but he should "gift" you a paycheck anyway. When he refuses, accuse him of not loving the "community".
-Search alleys until you find a couch so unbelievably tacky and nasty filthy that a state college frat house wouldn't want it. Take a nap on the couch and sleep like you are king of the world.
-Ask your most annoying neighbor to interrupt your fun several times a day with third hand gossip about every horrible thing that's happened in the last 24 hours. Have them wear khaki.
-Before eating any food, drop it in a sandbox and lick a battery.
-Mail $200 to the Reno casino of your choice.
-Spend thousands of dollars and several months of your life building a deeply personal art work. Hide it in a fun house on the edge of the city. Hire people to come by and alternate saying "I love it" and "this sucks balls." Blow it up.
-Set up a DJ system downwind of a three alarm fire. Play a short loop of drums n'bass until the embers are cold.
-Go to a museum. Find one of Salvador Dali's more disturbing, but beautiful paintings. Climb inside it.

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Re: Burning Man Training Camp

Postby shroom » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:57 am

lol, love it
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Re: Burning Man Training Camp

Postby JovReef » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:07 am

Dont forget to also practice your penis helicoptor move!
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